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Write On: Video Games

Essay by: Levi Steinhauer Roseau Community School Mrs. Didrikson, Advanced English 11 Ever since I was young I have enjoyed playing video games. I picked up playing video games from my dad, who in tur... Full story

 
 By Julie Elick    Opinion    May 21, 2022 

Susanna Wesley's Prayer Apron

Hidden behind the door of many homes is the reality of hardship. Secret things happen that few want the world to know. Yet, from some people (presently and historically) we are given the inside...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    May 21, 2022 

It isn't a safe day any day in America

Stil another weekend of killings. America is not the beautiful. It's the beastly. Some white kid, all of 18, drove up to Buffalo, New York, to Tops Grocery Store and was wearing more protective armor...

 

Checked off my Bucket List!

There is nothing like the thrill of parasailing and it's even better when you're flying high above the scenic Alabama Coast! Right? Parasailing has been on my bucket list for many years. I have just...

 

God Meets the Kneed, Part 3 – Prayer Questions

Matthew 7: 7-12 God answers prayer. This is Jesus' view on the matter and Jesus has a room with a picture window on the top floor of the Kingdom of God where He can constantly observe His Father's...

 

Write On: Skate to State ...by Lauren Hedlund

Essay by: Lauren Hedlund Roseau Community School Mrs. Didrikson, Advanced English 11 I was in 12u when I got to experience playing in a state hockey tournament. I was in Thief River Falls at the old...

 
 By Julie Elick    Opinion    May 14, 2022

Even The Winds Obey Him!

I want to share with you a devotional I read on May 2. It is from “Streams in the Desert,” by Mrs. Charles Cowman. The following was written: ....Some time since, in the early spring, I was going...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    May 14, 2022

Looking for a few sympathetic, conservative Republicans

I know it's a tough request, especially if they're politicians. It takes a thief to spot a thief, so I'm amazed at the larceny by Donald J. Trump, who's a genius at it. About two weeks ago, he was...

 

Subliner Diner - A Classic 1950's Themed American Diner

The 50s are back at the Subliner Diner. They take you back in time to the 1950s! Break out your favorite poodle skirt and enjoy a fun-filled meal. We had to check out the Gulf Shores' classic... Full story

 
 By Sheldon Larson    Opinion    May 14, 2022

Let's Praise Idiots... Why Not!!!

After six burglaries, three car thefts, multiple illegal trespasses, ongoing cocaine and alcohol addiction, committing two violent home invasions three armed robberies, dealing fentanyl and meth, passing counterfeit money, beating four victims... Full story

 

God Meets the Kneed, Part II Behind Closed Doors 6/28/92

Matthew 6: 5-16 It was Alfred Lord Tennyson who penned the words on prayer which have been so often quoted over the years; “More things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of.” I’m...

 

Write On: My Getaway by: Janna Preteau

Essay by: Janna Preteau Roseau Community School Mrs. Didrikson, Advanced English 11 I cried every Sunday when my dad took me to open skating, so I figured basketball would be perfect for me. And as a...

 
 By Julie Elick    Opinion    May 7, 2022

Oh Dear, Did I say That?

The following quotes reflect the power of words: 1. "Throughout human history, our greatest leaders and thinkers have used the power of words to transform our emotions, to enlist us in their causes,...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    May 7, 2022

Ain't this life interesting!

On Sunday, I texted last week's column to my old amigo, Doc Flannery, a fine Irishman, a University of Minnesota Medical School graduate and a fine product of Christ the King Catholic Grade School in...

 

Buc-ee's and 26 mph speed limit...Huh!?

Don't ask me why but I like convenience stores when I am traveling. I like to see what new items I can find to try. When I read about Buc-ee's, I told Kyle we HAD to check it out! Buc-ee's is a chain... Full story

 

Meeting the "Kneed," Part 1 (6/14/92)

Psalm 4 Do you ever pray? What do you believe about prayer? What is your personal experience with prayer? Someone has suggested that "Prayer is warfare," and I'm inclined to agree. The Bible says we...

 

My Future - Essay by: Jadyn Novak

Essay by: Jadyn Novak Roseau Community School Mrs. Didrikson, Advanced English 11 I believe fear is the single greatest obstacle in life. We like to give ourselves so many excuses as to why we can't... Full story

 
 By Julie Elick    Opinion    April 30, 2022

Good Intentions Can Fall Flat

I thought I had started out with a good idea, it made sense to me. Actually, I had been working on a certain situation for weeks. It was kind of like making bread, my idea needed to be kneaded. We... Full story

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    April 30, 2022

From Taking a knee to Faked Genius to Brilliance

As your local columnist and one who did his share of praying as a kid, the subject of prayer in sports has always been a fascination, especially as a fallen-away Catholic. I watched the Minnesota Stat...

 

Flora-Bama

The Flora-Bama is a honky-tonk bar located in Perdido Key, Florida, adjacent to the Alabama-Florida state line, from which it draws its name. It calls itself "America's Last Great Roadhouse" and I...

 

Who Ya' Gonna Trust (With a Capital T) - 5/17/92

What or Whom can I believe in without experiencing the BIG "Wipe Out," or the extreme pain of the "Big D." Disappointment? We all wonder and worry about this. If we run across the yard to kick the...

 

Write On: From One To Another 

Essay by: Bodee Hovda Roseau Community School Mrs. Didrikson, Advanced English 11 Throughout my life so far I have had three homes, all unique and significant in their own way. Each one has played a...

 
 By Julie Elick    Opinion    April 23, 2022

I forgive but I won't forget

The following document was sent to me from Pastor Dave Peterson, Northland Assembly, Badger. They have been doing a Bible Study on "The effects of becoming offended" using the book "The Bait of... Full story

 

Lawlessness

Sermon given on 5/10/92 11 Corinthians 5:11 – 6:2 The headline on the front page of Thursday's Pioneer Press newspaper read: "L.A. buries its riot victims" The accompanying picture showed a young...

 
 By Jeff Olsen    Opinion    April 23, 2022

I've always said I didn't ask to be born

Let's start with the less serious concerns, which is the price of everything from gas to potato chips to puppy chow. Cigarettes are out of this world! Copenhagen, too. I hear the complaints, and I...

 

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